Maximum Limit of "Issue Links"

Hi Guys,

is there a maximum limit of "issue links" defined ?

Issue1  < relates to > Issue 2
             < relates to > Issue 3
             < relates to > Issue 4

And if a limit exists:

-) Can I change this ?
-) What error message appears if this siuation happens ?

Thanks & Regards

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No technical limit - you'll find your humans can't use issues with too many links well before JIRA fails.

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Whenever you use a system in way that is not intended, you will find some bottleneck. In this case it could be that the browser will take too long to download all that HTML about the links. 

JIRA isn't intended to have thousands of links in an issue. Probably better to find some other solution to whatever the problem is you are trying to solve.

And a car is not a truck.

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I dont think there is any limit on the number of issue links you can perform. So you should be fine.


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I would say there is a limit
I have a test system JIRA 7.3.1
I just found a ticket with over 38,000 Issue Links (affected by workflow)
This ticket is now experincing extreme issues,
Just opening the issue within Internet Explorer affected my local windows system to use over 1.5GB of memory before losing connection with the JIRA system
I am still attempting to delete the issue and remove the links

You're not hitting the limit of what Jira can technically hold (you're not even close), but you are running into the problem that it does not have enough resources to handle them, and, of course, you're way past the number of links that is even vaguely useful.

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